(Isabelle Z.) Oregano has an uncanny ability to salvage even the dullest-tasting pasta sauces, but did you know that it can also save your life? Studies have shown that oil of oregano has the power to kill pathogens effectively and safely.
(Marco Torres) Unlike with alcohol or nicotine, pharmacological options are not available to individuals addicted to cocaine. However, researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham believe the tool to help individuals treat their addiction may very well exist in nature.
(Rhonda Johansson) One of the most famous lines from cult-classic, The Princess Bride, says, “life is pain. Anyone who tells you otherwise is selling something.” Drug companies are a perfect example of this – but their tactics focus more on emphasizing that toxic chemicals and synthetic remedies are the only way to relieve discomfort. After all, what’s easier than popping a pill that instantly makes you feel better?
(Rhonda Johansson) Across all the literature and studies on the potential link between mental health and one’s diet, experts agree that cutting down on inflammatory foods is a sure-fire way to feel better. The effects can be likened to the domino effect; with healthier food improving physical function, which in turn boosts mental health. Unsurprisingly, this strengthened mental capacity encourages people to be more physically fit, thus completing the cycle for better overall health.
(Janine Acero) Weeds are plants that grow where they’re not wanted, where they “steal” nutrients meant for desired crops. However, not all weeds are pests. Some can be sources of food or have medicinal properties, and other benefits that may make you see these plants in a new light.
(Derek Henry) There are many reasons that people are suffering from so many illnesses today. From toxic onslaughts to poor food choices, the amount of trip wires on the road to good health can be nauseating and can paralyze people into doing nothing at all. After all, who has time to investigate how to become truly healthy? It can be a full-time job!
(Hilde Larsen) One thing I learned the very hard way during my long and diligent path from chronic illness back to health, is that the body feels like crap when the adrenal glands are not happy and strong. To me, this is the missing link in any discussion about health. That we will detoxify and heal through eating clean and whole foods is obvious; that we might be hurting ourselves even more deeply by not addressing the stress factors in our lives… not so much.
(RJ Jhonson) There have been many claims of effective nutritional treatments for pain caused by dysmenorrhea, but few have actual studies to back them up. A randomized double-blinded trial conducted in India found that thiamine or vitamin B1 could provide some much-needed comfort from menstrual cramps.
(Michelle Simmons) Drinking alcohol in small to moderate amounts can be beneficial to the heart, but it can also cause unwanted side effects. When you drink alcohol, the ethanol breaks down the toxic compound called acetaldehyde.
(Alanna Ketler) When it comes to making changes in our own lives many of us are very resistant. Whether or not it’s because we don’t actually want to change, or we just look at ourselves as incapable of making these changes, it can be a difficult task.
(Isabelle Z.) If there’s any upside to the devastating prevalence of Type 2 diabetes in modern times, it’s the wealth of research into the disease the epidemic has inspired. There have been plenty of useful findings in recent years, although not all of them have gotten the publicity they deserve, especially those that threaten the profits of pharmaceutical companies and doctors. That’s a tragedy because putting these findings into action could significantly reduce this disease’s impact on people.
(Zoey Sky) If you suffer from stress, anxiety, insomnia, pain, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), therapeutic rocking can help ease your symptoms.
(B.N. Frank) Boys and men of all ages may not feel any heat or sensation from a carrying a cell phone in their pants’ pockets. That doesn’t mean their private parts aren’t being exposed to harmful radiation.
(Collective Evolution) A quick look at the average western diet presents an obvious truth when it comes to the state of wellness in the west; for the most part, we are eating ourselves sick.
(Isabelle Z.) Cancer remains one of the trickiest medical conditions to treat, with no clear solution or completely effective treatment. Because it strikes so many people, it has also been the subject of countless studies. In this huge body of research, some foods have been repeatedly identified as being effective at killing cancer stem cells.